What "Balanced Approach"?

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Jul 14, 2011 11:36 AM
As the President prepared to take to the local airwaves today to make his case about raising the debt ceiling, the one phrase we know we'll hear is about his "balanced approach."

Let's hope that some enterprising local reporter has the guts to ask: What's so "balanced" about putting the screws to Americans by raising taxes -- including the middle and working classes -- so that the federal government doesn't have to cut back at all?

After all, wouldn't a truly "balanced" approach require the government to cut somewhere else to balance out the $700 billion budget deficit that will result from ObamaCare (which Americans didn't even want -- and still don't) and to compensate for the unprecedented spending spree Obama has engaged in since taking office?